The EU Commission fines a company for abusing its dominant position in online advertising (Google Adsens)

On 20 March 2019, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced that it had issued a decision imposing a € 1.49 billion fine on Google for breaching Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. According to the Commission, Google abused its dominant position in online advertising by imposing a number of restrictive measures in contracts with third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing their search adverts on those websites. According to its press release, the Commission found that Google enjoyed a

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Tim Kasten, The EU Commission fines a company for abusing its dominant position in online advertising (Google Adsens), 20 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2019, Art. N° 90062

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